Recovering Damages for Injuries in Motor Vehicle Collisions
If you have experienced a motor vehicle collision, you are entitled to a settlement including the following:
- Medical bills for the necessary care and recovery.
- Expenses for rehabilitation and subsequent long-term care.
- Lost wages.
- Compensation for physical pain and emotional suffering.
- Compensation for losses a spouse experiences in the marital relationship.
- Providing your spouse and children with compensation for their loss of your support and companionship.
The determination of whether or not you can collect compensation from your insurance company depends on several factors, including (but not limited to):
- severity of injuries
- the amount of insurance on your vehicle
- the amount of insurance on the other driver’s vehicle
- cost of medical bills
- whether you were driving your own vehicle or someone else’s
- whether you were the driver, passenger, or pedestrian
If the accident was caused by an uninsured driver, you may still be able to file a claim with your own insurance company. And if you were a passenger, you can file a claim against both the driver of the car you were in, as well as the driver of the other vehicle.
Cases involving drunk drivers can easily bring tragic injury or death. If one of the drivers was served to the point of intoxication at a bar or other establishment, we may be able to seek additional compensation from their insurance.
I was rear-ended and experienced severe whiplash, raking up a hefty hospital bill. After going to physical therapy, Ms. Goldman was to settle my case and covered all my medical bills, allowing me to return to work debt free.
Trucking Accidents and Negligence by Other Parties
Damages that come from a truck can be devastating for the average motor vehicle. In the case of a collision involving a truck or tractor-trailer, your claim can consist of:
- If the driver was adhering to the federal regulations regarding permissible hours on the road without sleep or rest.
- Whether the truck or tractor-trailer was properly maintained, as evidenced by the required maintenance logs, at the fault of either the driver or a second vendor.
- If the weight limit on the cargo onboard did not comply with the weight limit of the vehicle.
The location of the collision can also contribute to your claim. Motorists require unobstructed sight lines to allow them sufficient time to react to other vehicles in their area of travel, and must be given proper signage and road markings to prevent such collisions. Property owners should not allow obstructions or hazards in or on their facilities to get in the way of drivers on the road.
How We Use Evidence To Supplement Your Motor Vehicle Claim
Even in the case’s early stages, we make sure to collect many types of “demonstrative evidence” to prove your case, including:
- Photographs and video of any skid marks, gouges in pavement, or any other obstructions on the road.
- Photographic or video proof of the view of either driver, along with the damage of each vehicle.
- Aerial photographs of the configuration of the road or intersection.
- Traffic signal documents that contribute to the sequencing of the signals involved.
- Black box information from both motor vehicles.
- Maintenance records of each vehicle.
- Information on federal regulations and industry guidelines.
- Reconstructions of the accident, including diagrams and video animations.
We also have the capability of using digital technology to gather demonstrative evidence for the client’s claim, which include CT scans, MRIs, or any other charts displaying the client’s obtained injuries.
No legal fees until we win
We work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that until we have gotten you the settlement or justice you need, you won’t be charged any attorney fees.
Our trial attorneys are available to represent families in cases of fatal accidents, as well as traumatic physical and brain injuries. We offer free consultations, home and hospital visits, flexible office hours, and free processing of medical bills.